01 October, 2017
Air France said a flight headed to Los Angeles International Airport was diverted to an airport in Canada after one of the plane's four engines was seriously damaged.
A photo taken by a passenger on board the Air France flight 66 from Paris to Los Angeles, showing the damaged engine.
The plane landed safely at around 1:40pm local time with part of the engine missing and debris scattered across the runway.
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Another said they heard a "loud thud and a lot of vibration" before looking out of the window at the horrific scene.
The Air France company qualified the incident as serious and praised the way pilots and the crew coped with it. Air France has immediately sent personnel from Montreal and NY on site to take care of the passengers.
Passengers reported the engine blowing out over the Atlantic Ocean, about one hour of the Canadian coast.
"Technical issue identified, AF66 diverting per precaution to Goose Bay YYR for technical checks".